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COMM 392 Managing The Employment Relationship Perry Atwal Spring 2011 Class 3
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THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Logistics Check all course exam dates and report exam conflict Midterm: Friday Feb 25 th 6:00-7:30pm Email perry.atwal@sauder.ubc.ca by Friday Course Outline available
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THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Course Schedule Introduction to The Employment Relationship Legal Regulation of The Employment Relationship Nature and Role of Labour Unions Recruiting and Selecting Employees / Employee Compensation Collective Bargaining Discipline and Fairness in the Workplace Weeks 12 & 13
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THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Understand importance of Jurisdiction Understand main elements of Employment Standards Act Distinguish between different types of Dismissal Trendy’s Case – How employment relationship is affected Objectives 4
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THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Why has L o n d o n been the centre for Finance within Europe for many years? Question 5
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THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Legal Regulation applies to most aspects of the “ life ” of the employment relationship - from hiring to termination There are important rights which cannot be “ contracted out ” of by employers (i.e., you can’t sign away your legal rights) – compare to England Introduction 6
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THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA All managers & HR personnel should have knowledge of these rights or know where to find them Main reason HR departments grow as a company becomes more complex Introduction 7
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THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Constitutional Law • Charter of Rights and Freedoms Legislated Acts of Parliament • Income Tax Act…. . Regulations (for Legislated Acts) • Rules to aid interpretation of laws Common Law • Judicial precedents (e.g., Severance guidelines vs Severance laws) Contract Law • Collective agreements/employment contracts • “Non-compete” contracts Canada's Legal Framework - Legislation for all Canadians 8
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THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Concept of Jurisdiction Federal vs. Provincial Provincial and territorial statutes govern approximately 90% of Canadian workers Federal employment legislation covers: > Federal civil service > Crown corporations and agencies (e.g., Canada Post) > Businesses engaged in airlines, railroads, banking, and communications – why ? Employee Federal Provincial e.g., Canadian Human Rights Act Canada Labor Code e.g., BC Human Rights Code BC Employment Standards Act
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Courts vs. Administrative Agencies (SRP: “Legal Authorities in the ER”) Note the separate application processes In unionized workplaces: Inclusion/exclusion of jobs & employees in a union Bargaining Unit (covered in detail later) Typical Exam Question – Case and where do you take it? Concept of Jurisdiction
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2011 for the course COMM 392 taught by Professor Carson during the Winter '09 term at The University of British Columbia.

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